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Democratic leaders say Biden’s signature spending plans are nearing breakthrough deal in Congress

October 20, 2021


Democratic leaders said Wednesday that President Biden’s giant infrastructure and social spending packages could be just a couple of days away from winning approval.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said lawmakers are “making good progress” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “it’s very possible” warring moderates and progressives could reach a deal by the end of the week.

“We can get it done,” Schumer said.

The newfound optimism came after Biden personally got involved in the talks to nudge progressives towards a deal by signaling he is open to cutting his signature $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act nearly in half.

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